The sister of shooting victim John Laverty, who was 21 when he was shot dead by British soldiers at Ballymurphy, said it has taken 50 years for the truth to come out which she said "has destroyed their lives".

Earlier this week an inquest found that all 10 victims shot and killed in the Ballymurphy area of West Belfast in August 1971 were "entirely innocent" and their killings had been unjustified.

A coroner found that nine of the 10 victims had been shot by British Army soldiers.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent a letter to the victims' families, in which he expresses his personal sorrow for the "terrible hurt that has been caused" by the deaths.

Relatives of some of the victims were speaking on the Late Late Show last night.

Carmel Quinn said the verdict on her brother John Laverty's death during the week has brought "joy of sorts" .

However she said Mr Johnson's apology was badly handled and written.

Ms Quinn added the families want accountability and want Mr Johnson to take amnesty for soldiers who served in Northern Ireland completely off the table.

Ms Quinn said Mr Johnson has to know what he is apologising for.

Briege Voyle is the daughter of Joan Connolly, who was 44 when she was killed.

Ms Voyle said the last three weeks have been horrendous as the family did not know what was going to happen.

She said they did not ask Mr Johnson for an apology and they now need to know why their loved ones were shot.

John Teggart, whose dad was murdered in the massacre, described Mr Johnson’s apology as a distraction and insensitive.